6th Grade Language Arts
Amanda Rossi
TRAUGHBER JR HIGH SCHOOL
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Monday, 2 March 2015

*Writing journal warm-up: Free Write

*Cycl/Orb "Twister" activity

*Transitive and intransitive verbs lesson; homework (LA1 only) transitive verb worksheet #26-40

*Ungifted

 

Friday, 27 February 2015

"The Challenger Disaster" read non-fiction text and answered questions on the reading

*Direct object re-do

*Group evaluation done for the the civil rights leader project; graded posters were handed back

*Read Ungifted

 

Thursday, 26 February 2015

*Cycl/orb activity

*Direct objects mini-quiz

*Finished civil rights leader presentations

*PARCC practice - ELA sample questions

 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

*Checked direct object homework, did more practice with harder sentences

*New root word: cycl/orb = roundness

*Finished working on presentations

*Began civil rights leader presentations

 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

*Direct object practice; homework: direct object worksheet #1-50 odd

*Civil Rights Leader Top 10 Poster work time

*LRC for book check out

 

Monday, 23 February 2015

*Warm-up: reading word scramble

 

*Shared root-word Valentines and turned in

 

*Direct objects practice

 

*Civil Rights Leader Top 10 List: Groups assigned, directions given

 

 

Friday, 20 February 2015

*Junior Scholastic article on the march from Selma to Montgomery

*Direct object introduction

*"Phil" root word activity - valentines; 3 homemade valentines using one of the previous root word vocabulary words due Monday!

*Research papers were due today.

 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

*"phil" root word practice

*finished editing and revising rough drafts and works cited pages in LRC

*RESEARCH PAPER (and works cited page) DUE TOMORROW!

 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

*Peer editing and revising for research rough draft

*Revisions and edits made to rough drafts in lab; final copy of paper due Friday!

 

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

*New root word: phil = love

*Discussed works cited page

*Lab time to finish typing research rough draft; ROUGH DRAFT NEEDS TO BE FINISHED AND PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS TOMORROW! Works Cited isn't due until final copy is turn in on Friday.

 

Friday, 13 February 2015

*Worked on typing rough drafts

*Rough drafts will need to be printed out ready to be peer edited by the beginning of class Wednesday, Feb 18th.

 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

*Began typing rough draft of research paper in computer lab; rubrics for research paper distributed (except to LA3 - I forgot!) 

*Research Paper Due Date: Friday, Feb 20th

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

*Finished and checked outline for research paper

*Students began working on Claim Statement (pg. 11 in packet) and the intro and conclusion paragraph graphic organizer (please see example of intro/conclusion organizer as a download above)

*We will discuss parenthetical citations and begin typing the rough draft tomorrow - Students should be done with outline and working on claim and intro/conclusion organizer

 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

*Conferences with students on note cards/research

*Outlines started; outlines should be close to finished by tomorrow

 

Monday, 9 February 2015

*Last day of in-class research; I will be checking note cards and conferencing with students on their research tomorrow.

 

Friday, 6 February 2015

*Research on iPads

*15 information note cards and 3 source cards (18 total) due on Tuesday

Thursday, 5 February 2015

*Research on iPads

*15 information note cards and 3 source cards (18 total) due on Tuesday

 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

*Root word quiz

*Research project: information note cards - guidelines and examples; research begins tomorrow

*Civil Rights leader choices bio sheets distributed (attachment available for download above): students will choose leader after some initial research tomorrow

*Students need 20 note cards (at least) for tomorrow!

 

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

*Root word study time; Root word quiz tomorrow!

*Checked sentence structure homework

*Sentence structure review: simple, compound, and complex sentences

*Research packets distributed (available for download above) and works cited cards discussed - note cards needed for Thursday

 

Friday, 30 January 2015

*Idiom of the week: "Barking up the Wrong Tree"

*Complex sentences; homework: "Compound or Complex?" sentence worksheet due Monday

*Research project info (nothing has been officially assigned or distributed) Students need note cards next Wednesday

*Read Ungifted

*Root word quiz Tuesday!

 

Thursday, 29 January 2015 - Math MAP testing

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

*Ject/Jet partner activity

*Root word quiz #4 (flam/pyro, chron/temp, ject/jet) will be Tuesday 2/3; study guide available for download above

*Complex sentence puzzle

*Comparison of "Fox" and "Emperor"

*Pride questions: need to be answered for tomorrow (except LA 3 has until Friday to turn in due to time constraints) see attachment above for assignment details

*Math MAP testing tomorrow!

 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

*Ject/Jet cartoon activity

*Complex sentences practice; homework: Complex Sentences #3 w.s. #1-10 only

*"The Emperor's New Clothes" reading check quiz; homework: finish compare and contrast chart for elements of "The Fox and the Crow" and "The Emperor's New Clothes"

*LRC for book check out

 

Monday, 26 January 2015

*Read aloud/Caudill nominee Ungifted by Gordan Korman 

*Complex sentence application

*New root word introduction: ject/jet = to throw

*Homework: read "The Emperor's New Clothes" pg. 344 in literature book keeping in mind the word pride: how does it apply to this story?

 

Friday, 23 January 2015

*Application: compound sentences and chron/temp root words

*Complex sentence introduction

*Finished word connotation activity

*Read "The Fox and the Crow" pg. 371 in literature book; students were instructed to keep the word and denotation of "pride" in their minds while reading

 

Thursday, 22 January 2015 - Reading MAP Testing

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

*Chron/temp anachronism worksheet

*Connotation vs. Denotation lesson with group activity focusing on positive and negative connotations of words

*Reading MAP test tomorrow - bring something to work on when finished!

 

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

*MLK Jr. inspirationsal quotes and reflection in writing journal

*Snow day article (with compound sentence activity)

*New root word: chron/temp = time

*Brief introduction to lesson on word connotation vs. denotation

 

Friday, 16 January 2015

*Idiom of the week: "Beat Around the Bush"

*Compound sentences

*SCOPE article critical thinking questions partner and whole-class discussion

 

Thursday, 15 January 2015

*Flam/Pryo root word activity

*Checked compound sentence homework

*Compound & simple sentence practice with partner (students' choice)

*SCOPE article on fame: LA 1 needs to answer critical thinking questions for homework; LA 2 & 3 do not have homework in regards to the article

 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

*Compound sentences; homework: Fanboys compound sentence practice sheet due tomorrow

*Checked root word homework, verified definitions of new words

*"Does Fame Make You Crazy?" Scolastic SCOPE article read in class followed a discussion on fame word association activity

 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

*Writing journal warm-up: Who would you go out to eat with?

*Simple sentence practice

*New root word: Flam/Pyro = Fire; homework is to finish looking up definitions of new vocabulary words for tomorrow

*LRC for book checkout/silent reading time

 

Monday, 12 January 2015

*Finished movie

*Group analysis activity comparing and contrasting the Watsons book and movie

*Sentence structure introduction: simple and compound sentences

 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

*Watched The Watsons Go to Birmingham movie (rated PG)

 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

*Discussed Ch. 14-epilogue questions

*Played Watsons Jeopardy review game

*Watsons essay question distributed in preparation for test tomorrow; students may get started to organize ideas, but it is NOT homework to complete - class time will be provided

*Watsons final comprehension and vocabulary test tomorrow!

 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

*Group meeting Watsons Ch. 11-13

*Read Ch. 14 - end in class

*Homework: Complete questions and activity for Ch. 14- epilogue for tomorrow

*Watsons study guide distributed; Watsons comprehension and vocabulary test Thursday!

 

Monday, 15 December 2014

*Discussed Ch. 10 questions and imagery activity

*Watsons comprehension quiz Ch. 6-10

*Read Ch. 11-13 in class

*Homework: Finish reading Ch. 13 and complete questions and symbolism/personification activity for CH. 11-13 for tomorrow

 

Friday, 12 December 2014

*Group Meeting Ch. 8-9

*Read Ch. 10 together in group

*Ch. 10 questions and imagery activity due Monday!

 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

*Checked vocabulary crossword homework

*Vocabulary Quiz on Ch. 1-8

*Vocabulary Ch. 9-end chart completed in class

*Read Ch. 8 in class

*Homework: Read and annotate Ch. 9 for tomorrow

 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

*Ch. 7 questions and activities were completed in class

*Group Meeting Ch. 6-7

*Music Critique of song mentioned in story: "Yakety Yak," "Under the Boardwalk," and "Straighten Up and Fly Right"

*LRC book check out

*Homework: Vocabulary crossword puzzle Ch. 1-8 due tomorrow; Vocabulary Quiz on Ch. 1-8 tomorrow!

 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

*Discuss Ch. 5 questions and activity

*Quiz on Watsons Ch. 1-5

*Read Ch. 6 in class

*Ch. 6 questions and characterization activity started in class, may need to be finished at home

*Homework: Read and annotate Ch. 7 for tomorrow

*Vocabulary Quiz on Ch. 1-8 on Thursday (review coming tomorrow)

 

Monday, 8 December 2014

*Discussed signposts from Ch. 1-4

*Group meeting Ch. 3-4

*Read Ch. 5 

*Homework: Finish reading Ch. 5 (Watsons) and complete the questions and activities for Ch.5; Comprehension Quiz on Ch. 1-5 tomorrow

 

Friday, 5 December 2014

*Read Watsons Ch. 4 in class

*Class time given to work on questions and activities (flashbacks/memory moments and similes) for Ch. 3-4; if not finished in class, the assignments are due Monday

*Notice and Note Signpost annotations collection within group from Ch. 1-4, to be continued Monday...

 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

*Read Watsons Ch. 2 in class

*Completed questions and activity for Ch. 2

*Group Meeting Guidelines

*Group meeting to discuss Ch. 1-2

*Homework: Read and annotate Watsons Ch. 3 for tomorrow

 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

*Watsons vocabulary Ch. 1-9 - completed chart in class

*Began reading Watsons Ch. 1

*Homework: Finish reading Ch. 1, do questions, character activity, and writing prompt for Ch. 1 (sheet distributed in class); due tomorrow!

 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

*Finished "Eyes on the Prize" video

*Civil Rights Events open-note quiz

*Began vocabulary for Ch. 1-9 in The Watsons Go to Birmingham

 

Monday, 1 December 2014

*Finish presentation

*"Eyes on the Prize" PBS documentary on the Civil Rights Era (1954-1965)

*Quiz on Major Civil Rights Events tomorrow (open note)

 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

*Civil Rights Events presentations and note taking

Monday, 24 November 2014

*Civil Rights Event research in computer lab; Event presentation (so, project due) tomorrow!

 

Friday, 21 November 2014

*Civil Rights Research in computer lab; project due Tuesday 11/25

 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

*Root word quiz

*Introduction to mini-research project: Civil Rights Events Power Point; down load guidelines and example above; presentation due Tuesday 11/25

*Note-taking procedures

 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

*"I Was Not Alone" questions and discussion

*"Separate But Not Equal" note-taking practice using article on segregation of schools

*Root word quiz TOMORROW!

 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

*Root Word Quiz review sheets distributed; Root Word Quiz Thursday!

*"The Bridegroom" plot and comprehension quiz (non-retakeable)

*Homework: Read and annotate Rosa Parks Interview titled "I Was Not Alone" annotations due tomorrow.

 

Monday, 17 November 2014

*Socratic seminar self-reflection and class discussion

*"The Bridegroom" plot diagram was completed in class; open book/open note plot quiz tomorrow!

 

Friday, 14 November 2014

*Miss/Mitt activity

*Root word quiz on ped/pod, aqua/hydra, miss/mitt on Thursday, Nov. 20th; study guide distributed but is available for download above

*Socratic Seminar held on "The Bridegroom"

 

Thursday, 13 November 2014

*Run-on sentences

*"The Bridegroom" questions - preparation for tomorrow's Socratic seminar discussion; students had plenty of class time, but if they didn't get it done in class, they will need to finish tonight to be ready for tomorrow

*Socratic seminar expectations and evaluation explanation

 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

*Run-on sentence correction

*"The Bridegroom" reading check (pop quiz)

*"The Bridegroom" - students are to reread story and annotate using the Note and Note Signposts and margin notes; time was given in class but students may need to finish at home

*LRC for book check out and silent reading

 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

*Miss/Mitt activity

*Run-on sentence practice

*Annotating informational text lesson

*Annotated Russian Marriage Customs article in preparation for next literature unit and discussed annotations

*Homework: Students are to read (just read - no annotations at this point) "The Bridegroom" story that they received in class

 

Monday, 10 November 2014

*New root word: Miss/Mitt = to send

*Run-on sentence introduction

*Notice and Note Signpost review: "Again and Again" and "Memory Moment" *for LA 2 and LA 3 only, the homework is to finish the Memory Moment practice if you did not do so in class

 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

*Hidden Meanings

**Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Memory Moments (MM): Why is this memory important? Example story: Hope was Here by Joan Bauer

 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

*Book Fair

*Sentence Fragment practice

*Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Again and Again (AA): Why does this keep coming up? Example story: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

*Fall Conference Survey completed by students

*Sentence fragments practice

*Wise Words literary annotation practice

*Book Fair trip tomorrow! Students can make purchases!

 

Monday, 3 November 2014

*Writing journal warm-up: "GIST" Summary

*Sentence fragment introduction and practice; homework: "Not the Whole Picture" worksheet due tomorrow

*Tough Questions signpost review

 

Friday, 31 October 2014

*Aqua/Hydro root word application activity: "Tanks A Lot"

*Listened to the original 1940s radio play "The Hitchhiker" while following along in literature book

 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

*Halloween logic

*Idiom of the week: "On the Same Page"

*Performed reader's theater "The Hitchhiker" 

 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

*Subject and Predicate Quiz

*"Wise Words" lesson using example text "Riding Freedom" by Pam Munoz Ryan

*"The Hitchhiker" radio play preview (literature book pg. 78) - chose parts for mini reader's theater tomorrow

*LRC book check out

 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

*Analogies

*Subject/Predicate Review sheet - quiz tomorrow!

*Returned Ta-Na-E-Ka Writing assignments; students have the opportunity to revise for full credit by next Tuesday, 11/4. They must complete a retake sheet first.

*Notice and Note Literary Annotation: Wise Words introduction; to be continued

 

Monday, 27 October 2014

*Warm-Up: Halloween word game

*New root word: Aqua/Hydr = Water

*Subject/Predicate Test on Wednesday; we will do a thorough review in class tomorrow

 

Friday, 24 October 2014

*Idiom of the week: "On Pins and Needles"

*Hard to find subjects mini-quiz

**Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Tough Questions (???): What does this question make me wonder? Example story: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

*Ped/Pod acitivity

*Hard to find subject practice (broken down step by step); short mini-quiz tomorrow

*Practiced Notice and Note annotation strategies: Contrast & Contradictions and Aha Moments using "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

*Halloween Logic Puzzle

*Checked "Tricky Subjects" homework

*Hard to find subject and predicate partner work

 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

*New root word: Ped/Pod = foot

**Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Aha Moment (Aha): How might this change things? Example story: excerpts from Crash by Jerry Spinelli

*Homework: Tricky subjects worksheet due tomorrow

 

Monday, 20 October 2014

*Hard to find subject and predicate practice

*Conflict card categories: char vs. self, vs. society, vs. char, and vs. nature

*Read Ungifted aloud 

 

Friday, 17 October 2014

*Scholastic SCOPE article on childhood allergies with problem/solution focus; student responded to writing prompt on their personal experience with allergies

*Root Word Quiz

 

 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

*Helping verb practice

*Hard to find subjects introduction

*Root word quiz classmates study time; Quiz tomorrow! No retakes allowed due to end of quarter!

 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

*Root word quiz study guide work time; Quiz Friday

*Helping verb introduction (check out the snazzy YouTube videos!)

*Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Contrast and Contradictions (C & C): Why is the character acting that way? Example story: "Thank You Ma'm" by Langston Hughes

*LRC book check out

 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

*Columbus's Death (from How they Croaked 2013 Caudill Nominee)

*Idiom of the week (last week): "Off the Wall"

*"Ta-Na-E-Ka" open book/note comprehension and vocabulary quiz

*Study guide and review given for sym/syn, bene/bon, mal root word quiz on Friday (download words above)

 

Friday, 10 October 2014

*Mal Crime-Writing Prompt

*Finished Ta-Na-E-Ka writing extended response - due Tuesday, must be color coded as follows:

 

Thesis/Claim: PURPLE

 

Text Evidence (Quote): BLUE

 

Explanation/Interpretation of Text Evidence: GREEN

 

Conclusion: Orange

 

Character traits: Pink

*In your first sentence, be sure to mention the title and author of the story. I will take off a point if you do not include those two important items

 

 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

*Rebecca Caudill Nominee Book Talks by OPL in LRC

*Began typing "Tanaeka" extended response in computer lab; due Tuesday!

 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

*Mal activity: "Rest in Peace"

*Compound subjects and predicates application (class activity)

*"Ta-Na-E-Ka" extended response prompt: graphic organizer started in class, should be finished by tomorrow. Final draft will be due on Tues. 10/14. *Students should bring flash drives to class starting tomorrow!*

 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

*Compound subject and predicate practice

*New root word: Mal = bad

*"All Summer" responses returned; it was only practice - the score does not count towards the grade, but has been recorded in eSchool. 

*Discussed "Ta-Na-E-Ka" conflict activity

*Ta-Na-E-Ka extended response writing prompt given to read for homework, will be explained in detail tomorrow. Guidelines available for download above. 

 

Monday, 6 October 2014

*Logic puzzle

*Compound subject and predicates

*Read "Ta-Na-E-Ka" pg. 135 in literature book

*Homework: Ta-na-e-ka conflict chart - students need to come up with 3 total conflicts (internal or external - not 3 for each) and label with type (char vs. char, etc.) due tomorrow!

 

Friday, 3 October 2014

*Bene/Bon activity

*Idiom of the week: "Bite off more than you can chew"

*Mini-quiz on subjects and predicates

*Checked and discussed "Ta-Na-E-Ka" vocabulary preview homework

 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

*Began read-aloud (and Rebecca Caudill Award nominee) Ungifted by Gordan Korman

*Conflict-coloring activity: focusing on character vs. self, vs. society, and vs. nature

*Distributed Assignment Record Sheets so students can keep a record of their assignments and corresponding scores; students should have this in folder at all times available for reference to evaluate learning progress

*Mini-Quiz on subjects and predicates tomorrow

*Homework: "Ta-Na-E-Ka" vocabulary preview due tomorrow!

 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

*"For Goodness's Sake" bene/bon activity

*Checked and graded subject and predicate homework

*Continued "All Summer" extended response self-evaluation

*Conflict introduction and graphic organizer

*LRC for book check out/silent reading

 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

*Subject/Predicate puzzle; homework: subjects and predicates w.s.(back of puzzle) due tomorrow

*New root word: Bene/Bon = Good

*"All Summer" self-assessment of extended response

 

Monday, 29 September 2014

*Writing journal prompt: What could you not live without (hyperbole)?

*Silly Subjects and Perky Predicates hands-on activity

*"All Summer" writing prompt revision; final draft (handwritten) due tomorrow

 

Friday, 26 September 2014

*Idiom of the week: "Hit the Roof"

*Sym/Syn Alien Encounter Pictures (students need to do 4 out of the 9 on the back of the sheet) due Monday!

*Subject/Predicate Practice

*4 Steps to answering an extended response question re: "All Summer" question - we will revise response on Monday in class

 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

*Analogies puzzle

*Subject and Predicate introduction and notes

*Margot and William character trait web created in class

*Homework: Answer question #3 on pg. 51 (From her behavior throughout the story, what do you predict Margot will say or do when she is let out of the closet?) in literature book about "All Summer in a Day." Write the answer in the writing section of your notebook; due tomorrow

 

 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

*Logic puzzle (LA2) or Root word: Help Wanted activity (LA1,3)

*Preposition poster sharing (optional)

*Character traits discussion and creation of list divided into 3 categories: Positive, Negative, Neutral

*No Homework

 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

*New root word: Sym/Syn = together

*Preposition poster work time; due tomorrow!

 

Monday, 22 September 2014 - Math MAP testing

 

Friday, 19 September 2014

*Figurative language pop quiz (open note!)

*"All Summer in a Day" plot diagram activity

*Preposition poster work time - due Wed. 9/23

 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

*Root word quiz: foli, manu, arch

*"All Summer" figurative language discussion, checked homework assignment

*Preposition Poster project introduced, partners assigned - tentative due date: Mon. 9/22

 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

*Root word study time; quiz tomorrow

*Preposition practice

*Reread "All Summer" looking for 4 examples of figurative language to copy onto post-it notes - due tomorrow!

*LRC for book check out/silent reading

 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

*Preposition practice

*Figurative Language Lesson: similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, alliteration

*Root word quiz Thurs!

*LRC for book check out/silent reading tomorrow

 

Monday, 15 September 2014

*Writing journal: outsiders

*Read "All Summer in a Day" and did questioning activity

*Prepositions

*Root word study guide time; root word quiz Thursday!

 

Friday, 12 September 2014 (doing this day in advance since I will be out tomorrow!)

*Idiom of the day: "Hold Your Horses" and writing prompt

*Preposition practice pg. 12 in packet; pg 13-14 Ex. 1 & 2 are homework due Monday! 

*Root Word Quiz study guide sheets done in class; root word quiz on foli, manu, and arch will be next Thursday 9/18

 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

*September 11th remembrance and writing journal prompt

*Preposition practice pg. 9-11 done together in class

*"The Stone" open book comprehension quiz is homework, due tomorrow!

 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

*Arch root word story

*Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases Intro.

*"The Stone" comic work time - final draft due tomorrow!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

*NWEA reading test

Monday, 8 September 2014

*New root word: arch= ruler

*Checked and reviewed "The Stone" plot diagram

*Comic Strip project assigned (see attached file at top of page); due Thursday!

*NWEA Reading test tomorrow!

 

Friday, 5 September 2014

*Manu root word activity

*Idiom of the week: "Miss the Boat"

*Plot diagram for "The Stone" - students need to complete for Monday if not finished in class

 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

*Four types of sentences worksheet

*Writing journal prompt: Would you like to stay the age you are now forever? Why or why not?

*"The Stone" vocabulary preview 

*Read "The Stone" in class

*Students who are participating in the 4WM assembly workshop tomorrow need to complete the plot diagram given to them for Monday

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

*4 Kinds of Sentences practice

*Manu activity

*"Just Once" open-book quiz - due tomorrow if not finished

*LRC book check out/silent reading time

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

*New root word: Manu = hands

*Checked 4 kinds of sentences homework

*"Just Once" plot diagram due tomorrow if not finished in class

 

Friday, 29 August 2014

*Idiom of the week: "Saved by the Bell"

*4 Types of Sentences activity

*Sentence practice; homework: "Head for the Woods" worksheet; due Tues.

*Read the story "Just Once" in literature book

 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

*Foli vocabulary activity

*Finished reading "Dragon Dragon"

*Completed plot diagram with partner on "Dragon Dragon"

*Finished types of sentences introduction

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

*Mad Libs

*Plot diagram for "Dogzilla" as a class

*Types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory) introduction and notes

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

*New root word introduction: foli=leaf

*Elements of plot introduction: character, setting, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution

*Finished "Me Collage" presentations

 

Monday, 25 August 2014

*"Me Collage" work time

*Began presenting Me Collages; due tomorrow!

*Distributed literature textbooks - jumbo book cover needed!

 

Friday, 22 August 2014

*Idiom of the week introduction and writing prompt: "On the Ball"

*Me Collage work time; due Tues. 8/26

*Signed LA policies and procedure contract was due today; Goal writing prompt was due today

Thursday, 21 August 2014

*Goals writing prompt - due tomorrow if not finished in class

*Classroom scavenger hunt

*Me Collage introduction - we'll start work on it tomorrow; it'll be due Tuesday, 8/26

*Signed contracts due tomorrow

 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

*LRC Orientation

 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

*Word puzzle

*LA Policies and Procedures- signed contract due Friday 8/22

*Sentence completions and learning style questionnaire - if not finished in class, due tomorrow

Monday, 18 August 2014

*Introductions

*Tour of Room

*Letters from 6th graders past

*Classmate Scavenger Hunt





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